Holy Cross Ridge (UN13,831,UN13,768 & UN13,248) Climber's Log

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Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jul 22, 2008 1:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

It was my third time on Halo Ridge, but I went over to 13,768 instead of Mount of the Holy Cross. I spent two nights in the Notch shelter acclimatizing before the trip to Peru.


big_g - Jul 7, 2008 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

The weather didn't look so good starting out but it held. Came from Notch Mtn shelter and carried on to MotHC.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 15, 2008 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 1998

13831  Sucess!

Went over and got 13831 before climbing Holy Cross via the standard route. On 7-7-07 we returned to Holy Cross. This time we did Holy Cross first and then 13831. We tried skirting Holy Cross some on the way back. The grain of the mountain can make this harder than regaining some elevation on the way past Holy Cross.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 5, 2008 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

Alone in the snow  Sucess!

Alone in the snow, beautiful climb.


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Halo Ridge route  Sucess!

The only people we met on the Halo Ridge route to Mount of the Holy Cross was at Holy Cross Ridge, 13,831. Beautiful, but long day.


Gahugafuga - Sep 10, 2007 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

2nd summit after Holy Cross. Proceeded onward toward UN13248 afterwards. The view of UN13768 was incredible from the Halo.


chicagotransplant - Aug 26, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

UN 13768 via Seven Sisters  Sucess!

Climbed PT 13768 and Whitney Peak from Seven Sisters Lakes/Fall Creek Pass. Finished up the Mt of The Holy Cross quad with these two.


ElliottDavis - Aug 6, 2007 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

halo not so good for dogs and ankles  Sucess!

I sure liked the portion of the trip from Half Moon TH to the summit of Holy Cross, but I stopped having fun on the Halo Ridge. The footing is pretty bad, on loose, often large talus. Fell down a few times when rocks came loose. My 40-lb, two foot tall dog really didn't like contouring on the rocks, and that put a damper on the day; if my baby isn't happy, I'm not happy!


thebeave7 - Jul 6, 2007 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Wasn't even aware this peak had a name till after the climb. It is pretty, offering nice views of HC and the surroundings.


chicagotransplant - Jul 5, 2007 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Halo Ridge  Sucess!

Second time on the Halo


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1999

Hunky Dory Lake  Sucess!

felt really good on this ridge of peaks.


markhyams - Jul 25, 2006 3:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006

Point 13,831 from Holy Cross  Sucess!

Added this on after a trip up Mount of the Holy Cross. I gotta go camp at those Tuhare Lakes!


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:37 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge (Pt 13,831) Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!

Not a cloud in the sky


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:28 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2004

Nice tour of the area. Long day.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:43 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge-Halo Ridge Loop Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

A lot of fun! This mountain seemed like de ja vu after Mount of the Holy Cross; not only do they have nearly the same name, but the climbs are very much alike. Very enjoyable day in the mountains!

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 18, 2004 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge route Date Climbed: July 1995  Sucess!

This was the year the Colorado Rockies had so much snow, and we were in deep snow much of the way on this climb. Ice ax saved my life on steep ridge at one point. Climbed with Aaron. Attempted it a week earlier with party of four but were turned back by the conditions.


Gareth - Sep 11, 2004 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2004  Sucess!

Great hike / climb. I slept in the Notch Mountain Shelter to shorten the summit day. I started the morning out by climbing both summits of Notch Mountain. I couldn’t seem to find the easier routes to get me past the notch between the summits. I descended and ascended a ramp-gully on the cliff with a low-end class five move at the top. The exposure made things interesting! While I was on the ridge I was carrying almost a full load of backpacking gear (minus the tent), too much weight to carry along the Halo Ridge! If you do this route, really strip down your gear.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: Halo Ridge Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

A really neat peak in its own right. A very short jaunt over from Holy Cross. Halo Ridge was a gem.


RyanS - Apr 12, 2004 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August 5, 2002  Sucess!

Erin and I used an awesome loop hike to summit Holy Cross and the centennial summit of Holy Cross Ridge (we'll be back for the bicentennials :-D).

We used Holy Cross's standard route. At daybreak we watched a rare, early-morning shower roll in over Mount Jackson and across Cross Creek. We sat in the rain about 200' below the summit for around half an hour before we resumed our climb. Then we carefully descended on wet rock to the saddle with Holy Cross Ridge, gaining our second summit quickly. We descended to the *gorgeous* Tuhare Lakes and used the lush Fall Creek Trail to return to the Halfmoon Trailhead. A trip report is available here.

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